Global Game Jam

I went to the global game jam last weekend, at Birmingham City University. I was helping some first year students amke a simple game, so I didn’t make anything amazing. We did acheive a finished, complete game and I might have inspired some people to join the ranks of indie game makers, so I’m calling it a win.

The game can be viewed here:

The highlight was meeting Andrew Oliver from Blitz Games. He’s the guy who made the Dizzy series. I was talking to a legend without even knowing it; I looked him up afterwards to find out who he was.

I was also very impressed by how quickly a game can be put together using Unity; I shall have to have a look into that.

I’ve been working on learning player.IO’s multiplayer API – online games are on my list of things to learn, but it might be a while before I can show anything that’s publish-worthy.

Wish upon a Star is front paged on (again)

Kongregate front page 28-11-2011

Wish upon a star is on the front page again!

Spite Cannon 2 is now available on the iPhone!

Upgradaroids is up for bidding!

Upgradaroids has been approved by flash game licence, with an editors rating of 7 – which is about what I expected. If you’re a sponsor, you can bid on the game here.

In other news, Brog, a fellow indie game developer, is moving to Scotland this weekend. If you haven’t seen his work yet, it’s worth taking a look.

Upgrade complete!

Upgradaroids is finished, and posted on FlashGameLicence. Not released for bidding yet, it’s currently up for peer review and first impressions, in case there’s any bugs I’ve missed.

You can view it here if you have a developer account.

Next week I’ll be starting on an inventory system for the dungeon crawler.

Wish Upon A Star

This game is now available for your own website, from the Flash Game Distribution feed. If you want a version with no ads, you can purchase a site lock for 30 GBP.

Getting started

It’s time to make a proper blog post.

The new website is up. Thanks to Dan Hastings for pointing me at wordpress, which is making my life much easier. Open Office really isn’t set up to be good at editing html. In case anyone is nostalgic, the old website is here.

Do spammers search for word press sites? It took them less than two days to find this one. Clearing away spam is not my idea of time well spent so I’ve turned off all comments for the time being.

I’m taken a break from the RPG game to write Upgradaroids, which is a simple asteroids inspired shooter with upgrades. Coding shooters is so much easier than RPG’s, it feels like a holiday. Upgradariods will be finished in a week or so, unfortunately, then it’s back to the dungeon crawler.